Hyderabad: A 20-year-old student tried to commit suicide in front of the State Legislative Assembly building on Thursday demanding statehood for Telangana.
The youth, later identified as Shekhar Goud, tried to immolate self by dousing kerosene on his body. Raising Jai Telangana slogans, he started approaching towards Gate II of the assembly. He tried in vain to stop the vehicular traffic by jumping in front of speeding vehicles.
However, the policemen deployed at Assembly rushed and took Goud into custody. He was immediately shifted to Saifabad Police Station for further investigation.
Further, enquiries revealed that Goud hailed from Pendurthi mandal in Medak district and was a student of polytechnic. (INN)